Accreditation Process

As of December 14, 2023 – CPD has transitioned our accreditation application system to a new platform. Please submit all accreditation applications here: Click here for brief instructions on how to use the new site. Please contact should you need any assistance. Thank you for your patience.

University of Toronto faculty members in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health are eligible to submit programs for accreditation / certification for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), American Medical Association, and the European Union of Medical Specialist credits.

The application and review process ensures that University of Toronto accredited CPD programs achieve high educational rigor and are aligned with ethical standards that meet the Policy on Sponsorship Support of University of Toronto Accredited Programs.

As per the Royal College and the CFPC, it is not permissible to publicize programs with any accreditation information, nor indicate that an application has been submitted or pending approval, prior to formal notification of approval through CPD.

Accreditation Timeline, Fees, and Late Fees

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit fully complete applications is 10 weeks prior to the program start date. Applicants are encouraged to submit well in advance of the deadline as once approval is granted, the program will be promoted on the U of T CPD and CFPC event listing (if desired).

Applications submitted with less than 10 weeks of the intended start date will be subject to late fees. Applications submitted within 2 weeks of the intended start date will not be considered.

Accreditation Fees

Fees are assessed as follows:

  • 10% of the registration fee (with a minimum of $5/registrant and a maximum of $25/registrant)
  • the minimum accreditation fee is $750

Accreditation fees are assessed after the conclusion of the program and the submission of the required registrant list. The fee applies to ALL registrants, including physicians, residents, and fellows, as well as all other registrant categories/professionals.

For programs and conferences submitted by national and international societies, or programs fully-funded by the Ministry of Health, please contact for more information about the fees.

Accreditation fees are waived for faculty development and research-based programs that have no registration fee. If a registration fee is being charged to these programs, the accreditation fees will be assessed based on 10% of the registration fee and a minimum $750 accreditation fee.

Late Fees

As of July 1, 2024, late fees will be assessed on all applications (regardless of fee category above) as follows:

  • 9-10 weeks prior to start date: Subject to a $500 late fee.
  • 8-7 weeks prior to start date: Subject to a $750 late fee.
  • 6-5 weeks prior to start date: Subject to a $1000 late fee.
  • 4-3 weeks prior to start date: Subject to a $1500 late fee.
  • No applications will be accepted within 2 weeks of start date.

Although submitting disclosure declaration forms for Scientific Planning Committee members is now a mandatory element for a complete application, until further notice we will not factor in the completeness of this requirement when assessing late fees – i.e. applications that are otherwise complete and submitted on time would not be subject to a late fee.

Application Tools and Resources

Further Questions?

If you have any questions about the application process do not hesitate to contact:

Karma Farah
Accreditation Coordinator

Forgot your application access details?

Please contact our accreditation team.